Aston Villa go for double swoop

ASTON VILLA move for David Bentley and Jermaine Jenas as Spurs look to fund deal for Celtic's Scott Brown. (Mail Online)Aston Villa are weighing up a double swoop for Tottenham midfield pair David Bentley and Jermaine Jenas.

ASTON VILLA move for David Bentley and Jermaine Jenas as Spurs look to fund deal for Celtic's Scott Brown. (Mail Online)

Aston Villa are weighing up a double swoop for Tottenham midfield pair David Bentley and Jermaine Jenas.

Spurs are ready to lower the �12million asking price for Bentley as manager Harry Redknapp looks for the funds to sign Celtic's Scott Brown.

Redknapp is also keen on Manchester City winger Martin Petrov, meaning a second player - likely to be Jenas - must also be shipped out.


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An opening-day defeat to Wigan means Villa boss Martin O'Neill is keen to speed uphis recruitment plans.

O'Neill is only willing to make a �6m down-payment for Bentley, who is on police bail having been charged with drink-driving after crashing his Porsche last week.

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The deal could rise to �8m with add-ons, while Jenas is likely to go for about �7m.

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